Miller Center Forums
A broadcast version of the popular nonpartisan weekly lecture series that connects public officials, scholars, and journalists with students and well-informed lay audiences to discuss the critical issues of the day.
Miller Center Forums Previous Broadcasts
Jodi Kantor - The Obamas (Episode #1510)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Jodi Kantor has covered the world of Barack and Michelle Obama since the beginning of 2007, also writing about Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Richard Holbrooke, Eric Holder and many others along the way. Ms. Kantor graduated from Columbia and attended Harvard Law School. But soon after she arrived, she caught the journalism bug, took time off to work at Slate.com, and never looked back. She joined The New York Times in 2003 as Arts & Leisure editor, revamping the section and helping lead a makeover of the culture report.
Michael Kranish - The Real Romney (Episode #1509)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Mitt Romney has masterfully positioned himself as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In "The Real Romney, " a definitive, unflinching biography by Boston Globe investigative reporter Michael Kranish, with Scott Helman, readers will finally discover the true Romney. Even though he's become a household name, the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma to many in America, his character and core convictions elusive, his record little known. Who is the man behind that sweep of dark hair, distinguished white sideburns, and high-wattage smile? Romney often seems to be two people at once: a savvy politician, and someone who will simply say anything to win. A business visionary, and a calculating dealmaker. A man comfortable in his faith and with family, and one who can have trouble connecting with average voters.
Theda Skocpol - The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism (Episode #1508)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, where she served as director of the Center for American Political Studies (1999 to 2006) and as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2005 to 2007). Her focus is on US public policy and citizen participation.
Linda Killian - Presidential Elections - The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents (Episode #1507)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
The Miller Center will host a special Presidents Day Forum with Linda Killian on her new book "The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents." In "The Swing Vote," Killian paints a vivid portrait of swing voters, focusing on four key swing demographic groups and states - Colorado, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Virginia - that will be critical in the 2012 election. A book signing will follow her Forum.